CEO of NA hospital violating the rules

first_imgDear Editor,I would like to shed some light on a circular dated December 4, 2018, and signed by the new CEO of the New Amsterdam Public Hospital on the issuance of sick-leave to the staff at the institution. The Laws of Guyana Chapter 32:02 – the Medical Practitioner Act – protects the rights of a registered medical practitioner.Can the CEO of the NAPH instruct Government medical officers on the amount of sick-leave to issue to a patient? Why does the staff at the NAPH have to get an evaluation from a consultant when applying for more than three days of sick-leave? There are serious issues at this institution where workers and medical practitioners’ rights are being violated by public officials (CEO) and tolerated by the Ministry of Public Health. The Guyana Public Service Union and the Medical Council of Guyana should have intervened immediately to protect the rights of workers and medical practitioners at the NAPH.Sincerely,Zamal HussainChairmanRegional HealthCommitteeRegion Sixlast_img read more